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He had just won yet another UCL Trophy (3 consecutive Orejonas) with Real Madrid!
Had he remained with the club, CR7 would have won the FIFA Club World Cup, and, in Dags humble opinion; his 6th Ballon d' Or; and thus surpassing Messi who had won said award 5 times.

But what happened instead? He cut an interview after the game and announced his farewell and pretty much buried his career alive!

MODRIC got lucky and reached the WC Final and was awarded the Ballon d' Or in 2018 as a result of such feat. However, that would have never happened had CR7 stayed!
Cristiano probably would have scored against the likes of:

Kashima Antlers and Al-Ain, respectively!
CR7 would have TORCHED those clubs!!!
Legit, creampie!!!

Again, winning the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup would have been more than enough for him to win his 6th Ballon d' Or, no doubt!

Instead he joined JUVE and he, as a player, was exposed. He lacked service (aka lack of tap-in scoring opportunities) some claim, but the truth is that he was washed and
had been washed for quite a while. He then joined MAN-U and has fallen off the radar.

What did Messi do? Not much, but yet was gifted two additional Ballon d' Ors.
Things got so bad in Cule land, that the Argie requested his exit out of there and eventually left his "beloved" Barca!!!

Can you guys imagine had CR7 remained with RM until now? He would have won yet another UCL (tying GENTO) and who know perhaps 1 or 2 additional Ballon d' Ors, bringing his tally
up to 7-8.

Look at him now, he's got nowhere to go and nobody wants him!
Do you peons think CR7 regrets leaving RM?

Bayern director explains why they rejected Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester  United | Marca

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He is hurting is legacy now, while Mbappe is raving about Messi's leadership at PSG.
If Argentina wins the WC, Messi will win yet another Ballon d' Or!
Why so?

PSG won the farmer's league within the first four weeks of competition. No other team in the top 5 European leagues can claim that!
Add winning the FIFA World Cup into the mix and forget about it!

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Sad sack? Nobody wants Cristiano Ronaldo
There’s an end of the line for everyone.

Cristiano Ronaldo is 37-years-old and finds himself at the end of the line.

With links to Bayern Munich just weeks ago and already having engineered sensational moves when it suited him in recent years — first from Real Madrid to Juventus, and then back home to Manchester United — he now finds himself without UEFA Champions League football and no takers. Spanish daily MARCA took a look at why.

The man whose name dominated football headlines uninterrupted alongside Lionel Messi for the better part of well over the last decade is finding himself a discarded commodity. It’s normal for a player to be linked to a variety of clubs — in his case, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Chelsea FC, even Sporting CP among them — and for a variety of reasons.

In this case, though, it’s the fruitless search of an agent (Jorge Mendes) who has seemingly begged every European giant to take his client, to a firm chorus of no in response.

Bayern, of course, were among the earliest linked and the earliest to refuse. Persistent rumors that no, secretly, the German Rekordmeister were exploring the option of replacing glamor with glamor after Robert Lewandowski’s departure to FC Barcelona were firmly put down by CEO Oliver Kahn, who said: “Despite the appreciation...he would not have fit in our philosophy.”

And now Bayern’s moves in attack are firmly closed this transfer window after the signing of teenage wonderkid Mathys Tel — the Bavarian giants looking firmly to the next generation rather than the past one.

MARCA reports that Chelsea FC head coach Thomas Tuchel has zero interest, even as the Blues continue to search for their own striker. That search may have now landed on RB Salzburg phenom Benjamin Šeško — another teenage talent looking to become the next generation of what players like Ronaldo represented on the pitch.

And what about PSG? The head coach and sporting director have changed, and so has the philosophy. The Parisians are now team-building more seriously rather than loading up on glitzy brand-name attackers, and that once again leaves Ronaldo out of the picture.

In Spain there is perhaps the greatest intrigue. Per MARCA:

His former club did not contemplate the possible return of the highest scorer in their history, while many Atletico Madrid fans expressed their opposition to a potential Cristiano Ronaldo signing.
Atleti’s international fan groups union even issued a statement in which they expressed their “absolute rejection” of the possibility of signing Ronaldo, “who represents the antithesis of the values that are the hallmarks of our Atleti.”
That leaves Sporting, the club of his youth, before his first stint at Old Trafford. They play in the Champions League, but may well be otherwise beneath his ambitions, which have taken both he and his teams on a bumpy journey.

Ronaldo arrived in Italy in the summer of 2018 to fanfare, promising to renew global interest in the league with his stardom and to bring already-dominant Juventus to even greater heights in Europe. Instead, they never made it out of the Round of 16, and crashed to a fourth-place Serie A finish in 2020/21 (ending their league title run at nine), and Ronaldo bounced.

At Manchester United last season, he saw three coaches — none of whom survived the season — and again got drummed out of the Champions League in the Round of 16. The Red Devils are also finally getting serious, and that also means dimmer prospects for Ronaldo, who may be a fish out of water in new coach Erik ten Hag’s high-pressing, high-energy system.

It is Ronaldo himself who is trying to force his way out, however, his latest antic being to depart the stadium before the end of a pre-season friendly in which he had played. As usual, the question seems not to be what he can bring to a team, but what his team can offer him. When that’s no longer sufficient, he leaves others to pick up the pieces of what he’s left behind, and moves on.

Or at least, he tries to. These are difficulties he’s never encountered before.

But as he might finally be finding out, as teams who have rolled out the mat for him up to now have already learned the hard way: stardom isn’t everything.

At United — who have made the UEFA Europa League, after all — there may still be a spot on the squad for him, if he’s willing to fight for it like any other player on the team.

And so for once in his life, Ronaldo may have to learn to accept that his wishes aren’t the only ones that matter.

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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
There's no way he's catching MESSI. He needs to come to the MLS and team-up with BALE!
A "BBC" reunion in the works...

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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Looks like we have a buyer!

Corinthians president reveals desire to sign Cristiano Ronaldo
Corinthians president Duilio Monteiro Alves has opened the door for Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to join the club if the five-time Ballon d’Or winner decides to play in Brazil.

Ronaldo has attempted to leave United this summer, just a year after a sensational return to the club where he first became a world-renowned football icon.

The 37-year-old scored 24 goals in all competitions but it wasn’t enough to stop United recording their worst ever points tally in the Premier League era. He asked the club to consider suitable offers and Jorge Mendes even travelled to Manchester for talks, but United refused to budge.

Ronaldo later returned to training after missing most of pre-season for family reasons and appeared for 45 minutes in last weekend’s Old Trafford friendly against Rayo Vallecano. But he and a few others went home early before the game had finished and drew ire from Erik ten Hag.

But the United boss also seemed unhappy that Ronaldo got most of the media glare over the incident given that he was far from the only one to leave when he did. His place in the manager’s plans isn’t in doubt and the thing that will determine his involvement when United open their season against Brighton on Sunday will be his match sharpness after minimal training.

Yet what is certain is that this saga will continue to rumble on.

Clubs in Saudi Arabia and Qatar have been linked with Ronaldo, while Chelsea have also been heavily associated with a potential swoop. Should Ronaldo still want to quit United and really push the boat out by trying his hand in South America, Corinthians would welcome him with open arms.

"It's true, I'm dreaming big. This is Corinthians! Aren't Willian and Renato Augusto here? In football everything is possible, and I have the obligation to do my best for Corinthians,” the club’s president said on Ulissescast in Brazil.

"Is it possible? I don't know. We haven't tried yet, we haven't looked into it, but we are keeping an eye on it. Imagine if he suddenly wants to play in Brazil."

Based in Sao Paulo, Corinthians are one of Brazil’s most famous club teams and have won the Brasileirao seven times since 1990, as well the Copa Libertadores in 2012 – they even beat Chelsea in the FIFA Club World Cup final that year and remain the last non-European side to win it.


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At this rate, he may as well start doing circus tours like Romario did whilst he's still young and fit enough to score goals in obscure leagues.
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